Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch

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Below I’m going to show you how to crochet the Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch. It’s a great variation to the regular half double crochet. 

The stitch offers some unique texture, and showcase a lovely Herringbone patterning as the rows slants sideways. 

The Herringbone hdc is great for crochet garments, such as this Crochet Cardigan with Pockets, but can also be used for crochet projects such as baby blankets, scarves, afghans, dishcloth and so much more. 

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Crochet Abbreviations

The Herringbone Half Double is often abbreviated HBhdc in crochet patterns.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Notes


To Make A 15 cm x  15 cm / 6 x 6 Inch Square


 To make this swatch, with the hook & yarn give, I needed to crochet: 

  • Ch 22 st, for a total of 21 stitches per row.
  • 20 rows. 
A square showing the herringbone half double crochet stitch. Pin

Crochet a blanket!

Use this crochet stitch pattern to crochet a blanket! Learn more about crochet blanket sizes & making one with any size crochet hook & yarn:

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  3. Other Crochet Stitches for Blankets

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial


Find written, video & photo tutorial below.

Written instructions

Yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over, pull up a loop and pull through first loop on hook, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook. 

Start rows with chain 2, counting as 1 stitch.

End rows with a regular half double crochet and turn.

Video Tutorial

Photo tutorial

Step 1: Chain row: Decide how many stitches you want

Chain any number of stitches

Step by step photo tutorial showing the steps to crochet the herringbone half double crochet. Pin

Step 2: Yarn over, insert hook and pull up a loop

Yarn over and pull up a loop from 4th chain from hook. Skipped stitches counts as 1 base chain + chain 2 counting as the first stitch on this row.

Step by step photo tutorial showing the steps to crochet the herringbone half double crochet. Pin

Step 3: Pull yarn through the first loop

Pull through the first loop on the hook without yarning over.

Step by step photo tutorial showing the steps to crochet the herringbone half double crochet. Pin

Step 4: Yarn over and pull through 2 loops

Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook. You’ve now finished 1 Herringbone Half Double Crochet. You can now repeat the steps: yarn over and pull up a loop from next stitch, pull through first loop on hook, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook along the row. 

Step by step photo tutorial showing the steps to crochet the herringbone half double crochet. Pin

Step 5: Repeat herringbone half double crochet stitches

With the first herringbone half double crochet finished, repeat steps 2-4 to make 1 new stitch for each repeat. This is how it looks after you’ve worked 4 Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitches (Commonly abbreviated as HBhdc or hhdc stitches).

Step by step photo tutorial showing the steps to crochet the herringbone half double crochet. Pin

Step 6: Row 1 of herringbone half double crochet finished

This is how it looks after you’ve worked 1 row of Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitches. Notice how the stitches lean to the left. When starting a new row, chain 2, counting as the first stitch of the row.

Showing 1 row of the herringbone half double crochet stitch. Pin

Crochet Patterns Using The Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch


Free crochet patterns:

I hope you liked this tutorial teaching you how to crochet the Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch. I hope you’ll enjoy crocheting some herringbone patterns after learning this stitch. 

If you like this stitch, you may also like the Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch

Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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